Tindersticks For Rare U.S. Tour

 

 

Finally getting
over here to promote their
Constellation album The Hungry Saw.

 

By Fred Mills

 

For the first time in over five years the Tindersticks are
headed to these shores. The UK band is still basking in the critical kudos for this
year’s The Hungry Saw, and anyone
who’s seen the band before can testify that in concert the group is utterly
captivating, serving up, as the band’s label puts it, “expertly conjured
complex emotions and double-edged narratives through a sultry, swirling, finely
orchestrated music that is gently uplifting, beautifully arranged, and shot
through with dark tension.”

 

Vocalist Stuart Staples’ expressive, at times world-weary,
but always passionate, voice has a lot to do with all that of course, but the large
ensemble is a keenly-meshing group bringing scores of influences and musical
gifts to the table. “In a live setting they mesmerize old fans and new with a
profoundly literate and deeply moving song cycle that pulls from the group’s
majestic back catalogue while also featuring brilliant arrangements of the
superb new album…. They create a kaleidoscope of gently stirring tunes balanced
and emboldened by beautiful instrumental moments all topped by Staples’
uniquely poignant voice.”

 

The live band is a 7-piece, featuring founding members Stuart Staples (voice, guitar), David Boulter (organ, keyboards) and Neil Fraser (guitar), the new rhythm
section of Dan McKinna (bass)
and Thomas Belhom (drums), and Terry Edwards (brass) and Andrew Nice (cello). 

 

Read our review of the album HERE.

Tindersticks Tour Dates:

 

Wed. Mar. 4    Philadelphia, PA
@ World Cafe Live
Thu.  Mar. 5    Washington,
D.C. @ 9:30 Club
Fri.    Mar. 6    Brooklyn,
NY @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Sat.    Mar. 7    Boston,
MA @ Somerville Theatre
Mon. Mar. 9    Montreal,
QC @ La Sala Rossa
Tue.   Mar. 10  Toronto,
ON @ Opera House
Wed.  Mar. 12  Chicago,
IL @ Epiphany Episcopal Church

 

 

[photo credit:
Richard Dumas]

 

 

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